It's About Our Kids - Community Forum

Start: Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:30 AM

End: Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:00 PM

Educators, students and families know what Providence schools need. Join us LEARN, SHARE, and TAKE ACTION for the schools Providence deserves.

  • LEARN innovative strategies for school transformation.
  • SHARE your thoughts and ideas on how we can work together to fight for our schools.
  • TAKE ACTION to demand what Providence schools deserve.


  • 8:30 - Breakfast and Welcoming
  • 9:00 - The Schools Providence Children Deserve
    Maribeth Calabro, Providence Teachers Union
    S. Kwesi Rollins, Institute for Educational Leadership
  • 9:45 - Bargaining with the Community for the Common Good
    Randi Weingarten, AFT President
  • Q&A Session
  • 10:30 - Feedback Session - Imagining the Future
  • 11:00 - Investing in Our Schools, Students, and Communities
    Ron Beaupre, Pawtucket Teachers Alliance
    Tina Collins, United Federation of Teachers
    Jessica Tang, Boston Teachers Union
  • 12:30 - Supporting English Language Learners in and out of the Classroom
    Kristina Robertson, Administrator of English Learner Services, Roseville Area Schools (MN)
  • 1:15 - Feedback Forum: Setting Priorities, Taking Action
  • 2:45 - Next Steps